TEXTILE PRINT DESIGN
01 ABOUT US
CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE HISTORY OF ALOHA SHIRT.
When “wagara” - traditional Japanese pattern - which has long heritage of different motif and delicate touch met Hawaiian culture, the aloha shirts were born.
Yutaka Hosomi, the designer who supported early days of the aloha shirts and played an important role as a pioneer, established his own studio in 1956.
Since then “Studio Figlio” has been continued to create Hawaiian design and taken a lead in the history of the aloha shirts for more sixty years.
Today, the studio widens it’s appeal in the U.S. and europe as well as Hawaii and has kept sending the highly sensitive hand drawing design from Kyoto.
03 STUDIO HISToRY
B.A. in Design, Fine arts, Tokyo University of Arts
LAUNCH OWN STUDIO
After a second visit to Hawaii, Yutaka started his own business “Hosomi design studio” independently of the “Kyo-Yuzen”* Yamane studio.
*”Kyo-Yuzen”, the traditional dyeing technique of Kyoto.
EICHI STARTED CAREER
B.A. in Painting, Fine arts, Tokyo University of Arts
Eichi started his career as a textile designer after spending several years as a painter.
Altered the studio name to “Studio Figlio”.
Set up three month temporary design base in Hawaii for every year.
Through an encounter with Nancy Crow, the grande dame of American quilt, started collaboration work.
Former first lady Michelle Obama wore a dress made of our textile to a church service on the day following U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
This news was quoted in major newspapers such as Asahi shimbun, Yomiuri shimbun and others.